Monthly Archives: May 2016

Failing Brakes: Disc Brakes

Let’s finish this brake week with a collection of failed disc brakes. Advertisements

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Failing Brakes: Drum Brakes

I’ve seen a lot of cars with brakes that failed in various ways, so this week I’ll be posting some pictures from my collection. Today I have a couple pictures of drum brakes that failed.

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A Look at Car Maintenance in the Past

It’s no secret that cars these days are a lot more technologically advanced than they were just twenty years ago. With all the advancements they not only work better, but they also take less maintenance. My mom took a class … Continue reading

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GM EV1 controls

Back in college, in fuel & emissions/engine performance class, we were going over the details of different hybrid and full-electric powertrains. My teacher brought in a rare part he borrowed from one of his coworkers.

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Honda CR-V Rear Brakes

It started out as a normal morning doing some maintenance on my brother’s 2001 Honda CR-V.

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There’s a Hole in the Bottom of the…Engine Block

The engine block, the largest and heaviest piece of the engine, is made of either cast iron or, in most modern cars, aluminum. It has to be strong to withstand the forces of combustion and torque and everything else going … Continue reading

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Collision Carnage

In keeping with Monday’s post, I’ve got another one for you from the body shop parking lot.

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